Anyone think this will happen?
With the verizon iphone coming in february, the normal timeline of the next iphone does not make sense anymore. I found an article that seems to be a good alternate explanation for what will happen. It says the iphone 5 will be a "pro" version and not replace the iphone 4. So this means the iphone 5 would be sold at a higher price than the iphone 4 to justify apple still being able to simultaneously sell the iphone 4 and to make all existing verizon iphone 4 customers not feel ripped off because they bought the iphone 4 a few months earlier.
Here's the article: iPhone 5 and iPad 2 Could Be 4G Pro Models
Though one thing about it that doesn't make sense about this is when newer iphone models come out, the previous models decrease in price anyway. But if the iphone 5 is more expensive than $200 contract price, it seems like less expensive android smartphones such as the bionic would suddenly be much more appealing.
Last edited by bl4ke360; 01-18-2011 at 02:04 AM.
- 01-18-2011, 02:19 AM #2
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- 01-18-2011, 12:17 PM #5
Exactly. Stock android doesn't appeal to me, but HTC sense does. iOS is nice, but its starting to fall behind a little. I mean look at some of the android options like the notifcation system or the tap and hold for more options.
I have a felling it will be 2009 all over again and we will have half baked product launches
I think people will chose what appeals to them and what is in their budget. not because it has a shinny apple logo on it and all the cool kids are using it.
- 01-18-2011, 12:54 PM #6
like my android a lot but ever since 2.2 its been crap to me, tons of errors slow and just not for me right now. i got droid x thinking the speed would fix 2.2 on my old droid 1 but was wrong lol. i am though really liking wp7 going to be checking that out as well
- 01-18-2011, 02:02 PM #7
In 2012 when AT&T and Verizon are ramping up LTE and some international carriers get going it will be viable for Apple too include 4G abilities.
Is any other carrier in the world launching LTE this year besides Verizon and AT&T? I haven't seen any news about international LTE networks.
- 01-18-2011, 02:28 PM #8
Hspa+ in the iphone5 this year almost wuthout a doubt. 4g lte in 2012 plausible but bigger screens who knows if they get rid of the home button and give me a 4 inch screen I'm all over it especially with the multitouch gestures
If they just made the screen longer without making it wider, it would change the aspect ratio and I'm guessing there will be problems with all the apps that were intended for the current aspect ratio. I think apple made the mistake of not going 16:9 in the first place but I guess it's too late for that.
- 01-18-2011, 04:01 PM #10
and this is what the industry is telling us, not steve jobs.
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